First Try Touching Up

Portrait photography and editing or doing digital touch ups is a funny one. Obviously at one end you have super specialists who touch up skin in highly technial ways to give air brushed cover looks. And then you have people who believe you shouldn’t change anything – the portrait is an accurate capture of someoneContinue reading “First Try Touching Up”

Effect of high contrast photos

I wanted to learn how to take photos in extreme lighting conditions, i.e. bright slashes of sunlight, and to manually lock exposure for the part of the face in the light, rather than to expose as an average across the face. This creates a HIGH CONTRAST images, where there is a an extreme difference inContinue reading “Effect of high contrast photos”

Perfect backdrop wall in my local park

Saw this beautifully mottled wall in my local park on a walk yesterday. Perfect colours and was great to pose ruth against – could get some distance so most of these were shot at 50mm and 80mm. I was testing out my “kit” lens – which was the Fuji 16-80mm f4 lens which was surprisinglyContinue reading “Perfect backdrop wall in my local park”

Male Portrait Shoot with Poses

Female body posing is all about creating CURVES and playing up the hourglass ideal. For men it is more about angular poses I got some male pose inspiration for an outdoor park shoot from this guy on TikTok who’s profile seems to have been delated now : @houstonaaronray I met up with my pal inContinue reading “Male Portrait Shoot with Poses”

Using vintage Nikon 28mm lens

I started out learning how to do manual photography 20 years ago with my beloved Nikon FE2 camera. I had a small collection of old prime lenses that I bought from pawn shops. One of them is a Nikon 28mm f 2.8, which is actually a very useful focal length when attached to an APSCContinue reading “Using vintage Nikon 28mm lens”

Learning to Sculpt the Body

Learning to sculpt the body is about playing with angles and curves, and how to accentuate them to provide a compelling outline of the body. For women, this usually means an hour glass shape. So sculpting is about accentuating or adding curves rather than straight lines. And of course making people look good – soContinue reading “Learning to Sculpt the Body”